Washington, D.C.—Dr. Thomas Butler, superintendent of Ridgway Area School District in Elk County, today testified before a U.S. House hearing on education stating that, “We need to transform our schools to meet the needs of the 21st century.” Dr. Butler said he faces three challenges to that transformation.
Washington, D.C.—Britaney Dunkle, a senior at Franklin High School, has won the Congressional Art Competition for the 5th District sponsored by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard. Her pencil drawing will hang on the walls of the tunnel between the Cannon House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.—The Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $126,825 in Assistance to Firefighter Grants to the Bradford City Fire Department, according to U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, announced today that Matthew T. Galsick, 17, of Wilcox has accepted a fully qualified appointment for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Matthew is the son of Judy and Thomas Galsick and currently is a senior at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Washington, D.C.—The Reverend Doctor Clyde Mighells, pastor of the Lighthouse Reformed Church in Howard, today gave the opening prayer as the Guest Chaplain before the U.S. House of Representatives. He was invited to take part in this honor by U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today learned the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the University Park Airport in State College, a $251,690 grant for the second phase of construction for a new Air Traffic Control Tower (ACTC).
Washington, D.C.—A resolution honoring Lock Haven University on its 140th anniversary today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote under the sponsorship of U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, who led the fight against tolling Interstate 80, today applauded the decision by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to reject the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s application to toll I-80.
Washington, D.C.—Erick Coolidge of Wellsboro has been named vice chairman of the newly created Dairy Advisory Commission under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, nominated Coolidge to the Commission back in September 2009, and he won the position in January of this year.